Etymology
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amblyopia (n.)

1706, "weakening of the eyesight without any apparent defect in the eyes," medical Latin, from Greek amblyōpia "dim-sightedness," noun of action from ōps "eye" (from PIE root *okw- "to see")  + amblys "dulled, blunt," a word of uncertain origin; according to Watkins possibly from a suffixed form of PIE root *mel- (1) "soft." With abstract noun ending -ia. Related: Amblyopic.

updated on September 19, 2022

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